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Why You Won't Find The Best New Subaru Models On The 4th Of July Weekend

What are the best Subaru deals on the 4th of July weekend? If you are shopping for a 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, or Ascent SUV, you might not find the model you want.

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If you are shopping for a new 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, or Ascent this 4th of July weekend you could be disappointed. Subaru retailers are very low on inventory right now for two reasons. They have been offering no-interest financing on 2020 Forester, Outback, Ascent Impreza, and Legacy models and retailers moved many popular models off their lots.

Subaru also had its two plants closed for eight weeks and the production loss was around 150,000 vehicles. This created a severe shortage of all-wheel-drive Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Ascent SUVs as Subaru of America does keep inventory levels low even before the plants were shut down.

2020 Subaru Outback, 2020 Subaru Forester, 2020 Subaru CrosstrekDoes Subaru still offer 0% financing?

Subaru of America has extended no-interest financing through July 31, 2020, for customers. Torque News contacted one large Subaru retailer west of Denver, Colorado and our source told us they have less than 100 new Subaru vehicles on its lot, and “inventory is dwindling quickly.” They usually have close to 400 new cars available for customers.

The source told us new vehicles are “trickling in sporadically” as all retailers are trying to get their hands on the new 2020 Forester compact SUV, Outback wagon, Crosstrek subcompact SUV, and Ascent 3-Row family hauler for customers.

2020 Subaru Outback, 2020 Subaru Forester, 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

2020 Subaru Forester, Crosstrek, WRX, WRX STI, and BRZ are all manufactured in Gunma Japan and it will be harder to find the model you want. 2020 Subaru Outback wagon, Ascent, Impreza, and Legacy are all made in Lafayette, Indiana, and should be arriving sooner.

Does Subaru negotiate the price?

It’s a good time to buy, as Subaru of America is offering incentives for customers. According to Automotive News, the average Subaru incentive or customer rebate per car is just $1,017. Keep in mind, Subaru does not allow its retailers to advertise prices below the invoice due to strict advertising rules.

It’s best to cross-shop different Subaru retailers in your area to get the best deal and possibly find the model you want. With inventory so low, you could get a very good deal on a 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, or Ascent SUV this 4th of July weekend if you are willing to buy a different color or trim level than what you might want. Happy 4th of July everyone!

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press and the founder of Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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James Simonds (not verified)    July 1, 2020 - 8:43PM

We purchased our new Foester, at the end of May
There was a particular color that my daughter wanted. It is the Joshua,Green. The vehicle was up north of us. About 70 miles away.We purchased the Premium model. We felt that it gave us more bang for the buck. The base model, just did not fill the ticket. The sport model, did not have the color. The limited, and touring models, both come with leather. We have owned leather in the psst, and we prefer the cloth material. There are a couple of items, that I wish were available in the premium, that we wish we could get. But Subaru does not offer them. We would have preferred to have the 18 inch alloy wheels and larger breaks. Also, if you plan on towing anything, forget the Forester. It has only a max of 1500 lbs towing capacity. If you want to tow, go for the Outback. For us, the Forester was the best choice, because it has more interior space, because of the height. It is an SUV. The outback is a wagon. Wheel base is longer on the Outback, which gives you a much smoother ride.. I hope that Subaru reads this and consider what is being posted. We purchased a 2018 Impreza, and weearbed very much through that purchase. Both vehicles are great, and we love Subaru, but they still are far from perfect.